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4 years 50 weeks ago, 9:52 AM

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Slow news day, so for all of us that don't have an in door shooting range, I was wondering what everybody used as out door targets.. here in South Carolina we like your standard WATERMELON

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:12 AM

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we use your standard Mexican...lol

4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:31 AM

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Dont tell ebear that, them border jumpers provide beans for ebears casseroles. LOL I am just messin a bit. Here in Va we use cantaloupe and Watermelon and occasionally a rotten zucchini.

4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:32 AM

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WE USE WHITE PEOPLE!!!!LOLOLOL

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:02 AM

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:18 PM

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No question about it, no better target anywhere, than beer cans.. If you all would have read my post MOBC (min. of beer can)that took me close to an hour to write, you would know this, but NNNOOO you gota spend all your time look'n at pics of semi naked ladys when you could be reading my profound words..shhessss

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3 years 12 weeks ago, 1:04 PM

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I agree with you. Beer cans are what we use here. The best part is providing them.

4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:31 PM

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Outdoor Targets

Shakin' up Dr.Pepper cans,and milk jugs filled with water!

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:54 PM

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Here in Kali, every week we have something new to shoot at! Since every week your tv, washer, dryer, stereo, ceiling fan, electric tooth brush, end up being illegal because they are no longer up to the new "energy star" rating. Me personally I like empty freon cylinders with water and compressed air in them. They are not outdated electrical items but waaaay more fun!

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 7:37 AM

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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I made two

portable target stands with clips i can attach paper targets to but there are 2 shelves that i can stand anything up to 6 milk jugs on,3 on each shelf and blast away,so i save up cans and bottles,blast 'em and then recycle them.

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 12:10 AM

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But when i lived back in cali a buddy found a bunch of old fire extingushers, they were fun flippin all over the place spraying everywere

4 years 49 weeks ago, 12:34 PM

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I have

four steel popper targets, two 3/4 torso hanging steel targets, and I cut up my moving boxes into IPSC or IDPA targets and staple to my homemade target stands. And of course the one gallon milk jugs filled with water. Those are a lot of fun.

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 12:39 PM

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GO NAVY...............

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 12:40 PM

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Um, sure.

GO NAVY!!! What do you mean?

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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ITS CALLED FOOTBALL.AND I GOT MY MONEY ON THE MIDSHIPMEN OF ANNAPOLIS TO BEAT THEM BOYS FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK...THE ARMY

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 12:59 PM

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the overall score is 53-49.

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 4:07 PM

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17-3.......NAVY

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 7:38 PM

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Army sucks at football

But Navy sucks....EACH OTHER!!!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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runawaygun762 wrote:
But Navy sucks....EACH OTHER!!!

I'll second that! GO ARMY!

4 years 49 weeks ago, 7:48 PM

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awwwwwww

and just before Hannuka!!!! Run you filthy bastard!!!!!

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though i want to get them tannerite targets. them look fun

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 8:24 AM

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beat up old chevys

they are usually full of wet-backs
makes good cannon targets at 1100 yds

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 8:52 AM

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I'll remember to shut the light off if I leave

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:01 PM

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Them tanerite targets are so much fun. I have blown up all kinds of things with it. Another thing I have set up on my out range is bowling pins. My local bowling alley sells them for like a buck a peice and when you can shoot the head of a bowling pin off at 300 meters you are doing alright. They handle .30 caliber and smaller really well. We even set up two ten counts and bowl with our 12 gauges.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:04 PM

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I gotta go to the bowling alley and see if they will sell me the old ones. I didn't know they sell them that cheap, but I guess why not, right!

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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They have to replace their pins every so often if they hold any bowling leagues that are ABC sponsored because of ABC rules. They are a blast to shoot at. I drilled mine out and cut rebar into 2 foot lengths to push into the ground so they dont fall over with every shot.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

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have any problems with ricochets with smaller calibers? WE shot at PVC with a .22 and they kept glancing off of the pipe!

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:39 PM

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Yea with .22's we have some ricochets, but when we shoot at the pins we are usually shooting larger callibers. I made some of the steel pop up targets for the .22's and they work awesome.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:22 PM

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Paper, cardboard, beercans, IRS forms. OK, no beer cans.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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I like to build a small fire pit , ensuring I have a good backstop like the bottom of a hill. (this has to be done way out in the desert). I start a fire in the pit and fill a 40oz glass bottle with gasoline..about 1/4 full with fine sand, 1/2 gasoline and leave the last 1/4 empty. Then set it on a large rock just in front of the fire pit. Go back about 300 yards and start plinking. I dont recommend trying this unless you are positive there are no chances other people will wander into range. I always do this when Im out open desert camping min. 10 miles into nowhwere in the Nevada desert. Its pretty cool at late afternoon/early dusk.

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!!!!

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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Hey bravo!!!

I done a little bit of land clearing with the home made napalm....will not include what else is in there but it was much more effective than the usual propane torch...be warned bravo is right DO NOT try this at home.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:58 PM

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Yep I know a few good

Yep I know a few good additives to make it much more interesting but I wont give up that kinda info in public forum as well.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 6:10 PM

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SNAKES as always.

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4 years 35 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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i like

shooting milk jugs with water in them love to watch them explode and there are some jugs i shoot with my single shot pump lol

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4 years 34 weeks ago, 11:01 AM

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I don't get it.

Single shot pump?

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4 years 34 weeks ago, 7:21 PM

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run i am surprized

i keep it in my jeans and when your my age its a single shoot pump do i need to go farther? lol

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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Fruit,soda/cheap cans of beer,paper, bottles and jugs full of water.My husband been wanting to fill a coconut shell with a mixture of ground paper and cherry gelatin and tag that at 100 yards.That should look pretty neat...well,actually it would look messy,but really cool.

4 years 19 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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I am biased some and love our Zombie targets, but we make these so I admit to the bias... We will have them available to the public in August hopefully!

Otherwise I like the Sure Shot exploding targets.. We shot some up in Camp Verde this weekend and had the ground squirrels running!

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 2:42 PM

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Fun to shoot:
Take a 20-oz soda bottle, fill it mostly with water. Activate a lightstick, cut it open, pour the Predator-blood-stuff into the bottle and shake it up. In low light, even at 100yds, there's no mistaking a solid hit. Another upside is that a 20oz bottle does a pretty good impression of the size of the central vital zone....use a 2-liter bottle if you want a slightly bigger target. Hidden behind a cardboard silhouette wearing an old t-shirt, this setup will really help illustrate the importance of accuracy and not allowing yourself to excuse peripheral hits.

In daylight, several drops of blue or red food coloring work great, with no sugary bug-attracting mess vs. soda or juice.

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Shaken-up cans of Fix-A-Flat......they can separate into 2 very sharp pieces with very high velocity and leave you figuring out how to paste down a bit of your scalp with ShoeGoo and duct tape. Ask me how I know.

Grenades, artillery simulators, 'dud' .50BMG shells, microwaved Kinepak (horrible idea to begin with), chickens with grenades taped to them...the list goes on and on. I was young, stupid, and had access to lots of ordnance once.

4 years 17 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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We Finally Have Sure Shot Targets In Stock!!!!

They are more powerful than the tannerite that we used to have still a low price!

Targets that are a BLAST to shoot!

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 1:22 PM

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My preference is...

I make my own self resetting metal reactionary targets. If I am sighting in I use paper targets on a stand made of PVC pipe.

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 11:00 PM

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Metal Targets

I use metal targets that I got off of the internet. I totally enjoy these targets and they are very reliable. I highly recommend the seller to anyone. The site is quality targets.com. I recommend everyone check it out.

4 years 10 weeks ago, 11:05 PM

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Padre Greg!

glad to see ya on tonite.we all (drank) in yer honor tonite.mine was strictly theoretical of course but as I toasted ya I could taste it.

4 years 10 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

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Don't think weve ever had the kind of gratatude or felt as blessed as we do tonight...
Glad this old post was brought up, its a great one...

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 5:15 AM

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lol. Nice.

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 9:24 AM

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lately I've been using those orange rubber reactionary targets... beats paper punching

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 8:11 PM

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Depends

on the distance, where I'm shooting and who is around.

Cars are fun for a bit but it gets old.

Milk bottle caps are fun and so are shotgun hulls.

eh

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 8:18 AM

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watermelons and other vegetables,tore some doors out and shot them full of oo buckshot,CD covers mounted on a board,playing cards face front and on edge,a washing machine until one guy shot #6 at it and pellets riccocheted back on us,not cool.

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 8:08 AM

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#6?

Musta been a WW2 surplus maytag to deflect #6 shot.Dang!

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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Like stepping into a BeeHive...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
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you shot any thing you want to but you have to move fast,on the water any can the floats dose will..........TY

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